Palo Alto's Best Burger
Fresh, handmade, premium quality beef patties are what anchor our menu. Each incredibly juicy burger patty is char-grilled to perfection over a smokey, open-fire bbq pit - making Kirk's a Palo Alto favorite since 1948.
Fresh produce and locally baked bread (with a gluten-free option) are just the start of your options. Make it a double burger, or if you're extra hungry, order the Big Kirk - our half-pound burger patty served on our famous steak roll.
We offer tons of tasty toppings to customize your experience - grilled onions, melty cheese, house-made sauces & seasoning blends, smokey bacon, and crispy onion strings are all delicious ways to help satisfy your burger cravings!
Garlic Fries, Chili-Cheese Fries or any of our other hot, crisp sides are a great addition. Finish your meal with draught beer from a local craft brewery.
So much more than our Famous SteakBurgers...
Go plain or Go Big; our lightly seasoned fries are great all by themselves. Or satisfy your cravings with any of our mouthwatering fry toppings – tangy garlic sauce, melty cheese, hearty beef chili, green onions, smokey bacon, cajun spice or buttermilk ranch dressing.
Kirk’s proudly taps 6 kegs from primarily local, craft breweries. We serve beers from San Jose to San Francisco – and beyond. Check out our current selection on
Soft serve milkshakes flavored as you like – oreo crumble, chocolate, mocha, strawberry banana. Or maybe you want a chocolate chip cookie or the fan- favorite crispy Churro!
Salads & Bowls
Our fresh salads and bowls deserve a spot at your table.
Our famous burger bowl tops fresh, crisp romaine lettuce with seasoned, flame-grilled beef patty, shredded cheese, delicious tomatoes, red onion & tangy dill pickles.
Customize any of our salads with dried cranberries, jalapenos, blue cheese crumbles and a great selection of dressings.
Certified Angus Steak Sandwiches
Our seasoned, fire-grilled Flat Iron Steak Sandwich is a showstopper. A honest, old-fashioned steak sandwich cooked to order and served our famous steak roll.
Our Tri Tip is dusted with a Santa Maria style rub, char-grilled, sliced thin and piled on our steak roll. Have the BBQ with crispy onions and sweet and tangy bbq sauce or the Tri Tip Philly, piled high with grilled peppers and onions.
Juicy, hand-cut chicken breast is the starting point - always hormone and antibiotic-free. Have the Maui BBQ Chicken with tender grilled chicken, char-grilled pineapple and mango-habanero aioli or the Chicken Ranch Club with avocado, smokey bacon, melted cheddar cheese and buttermilk ranch dressing.
Or get it buttermilk-brined, dredged and quick fried to golden crispy deliciousness. The Fried Chicken and Bacon is topped with creamy cole-slaw, American cheese, and our house- made grill sauce.
Cool & refreshing
Fresh-brewed iced tea, sweet lemonade and house-made hibiscus-ginger tea round out our beverage selection of fountain drinks. We also have a great selection of bottled and canned beverages.
Craft & local beers are always on tap and ready to be poured alongside our selection of wines by the glass or bottle.